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A Smugglerific Cover (And ARC Giveaway): The Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer

In which we unveil the cover for Kate Hattemer’s upcoming novel, The Land of 10,000 Madonnas.

Today we are delighted to present you with the cover and synopsis of Kate Hattemer’s new novel, The Land of 10,000 Madonnas. We loved The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy and are delighted to reveal the cover for this book and host the giveaway.

Without further ado, behold! The smugglerific cover!


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About the Book:

Which would you choose: a long, quiet life or a short, heroic one?

Jesse Serrano has always been drawn to this question, but he’s never really had a choice. He’s known since birth that a hole in his heart would render his life a short one, whether he likes it or not.

As his dying wish, Jesse sends his cousins, best friend, and girlfriend on a trip across Europe — a mysterious mission that seems more harebrained with every leg of the journey. Following Jesse’s vague instructions, they trek across the continent, unsure if they should be basking in a backpacking trip before heading off to college or searching for something deeper. Through the museums, ancient ruins, landmarks, and more religious iconography than could fill a Holy Ark, they begin to wonder if they’ll ever be able to complete the passage that Jesse laid out for them — and if they even want to without him along for the ride.

In turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Kate Hattemer’s new novel chronicles an unforgettable journey of lost and found, laughter and tears, and a myriad of Madonnas.

About the Author:

Hattemer author pic

The oldest of eight siblings, Kate Hattemer grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Yale University and taught high school Latin in Virginia before returning to Cincinnati, where she now lives.

For more about Kate, make sure to check out her website, and follow her on twitter (@KateHattemer) and on Goodreads.


Giveaway Details:

We have 1 ARC of The Land of 10,000 Madonnas to give away. The giveaway is open to ALL, anywhere and will run till Saturday 4 July 2015 11:59AM EST. Use the form below to enter.

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  • Samantha Tinsay
    June 29, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I find the cover absolutely, positively divine!!

  • Lan
    June 29, 2015 at 8:53 am

    The cover is gorgeous!

  • Dee
    June 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Gorgeous cover!

  • wandering-dreamer
    June 29, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I think it’s a nice cover, abet not one that would make me pick it up at a bookstore.

  • Mary Anne
    June 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

    There’s a lot going on with that cover…I kind of like that the people are hidden behind the map. Creates a little mystery. Good cover.

  • Hebe
    June 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love the treasure-hunt aspects of the cover: the white trail, the map. It’s quirky and promising.

  • Stefani @ Caught Read Handed
    June 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I think the cover is gorgeous! I love road trips and Europe and everything this cover and book are about! Definitely one I’m looking forward to! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katharine O
    June 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    The cover is lots of fun! Those girls are obviously up for an adventure, they are smartly heading out in an Outback, and they’re not using a street map, but a world map! Sounds like a great odyssey!

  • Adele
    June 29, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    She gets great covers, doesn’t she? I loved Vigilante Poets – can’t wait for this one!

  • Wendy
    June 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Great cover, really like the back as well.

  • Alexandra the Great
    June 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    It looks great! I love maps, I love road trips, and I love the Colosseum, SO. Super excited to read this!

  • Lexi
    June 29, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I feel bad saying this but I don’t really like the cover especially the color saturation. The topic however sounds very interesting.

  • Mayra Barrera
    June 30, 2015 at 12:02 am

    The cover is so cute. <3

  • Anonymous
    June 30, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Serendipitously (is that a word?), I’m in the middle of reading The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, and I’m totally in love with it. I’m not done yet because I have to do things like “work” and “sleep” and so on. Excuses, excuses.

    My favorite thing about the cover is its vintage feel. And the giant map. Paper maps are the best.

  • Sabrina
    June 30, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Uh, yeah, that last comment about reading and vintage was by me. Sorry. I fail at internet tonight.

  • Heather
    June 30, 2015 at 7:52 am

    A beautiful cover!

  • Nikki Egerton
    June 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love the cover, it’s interesting, I’d like to look for landmarks from the book in the map!

  • Amanda Lee
    June 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Such a gorgeous cover!

  • Mary Preston
    June 30, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    It’s a fun cover.

  • MaryK
    June 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Love the cover — it feels like summer!

  • Jennifer
    July 2, 2015 at 6:28 am

    It’s an interesting cover. It seems to promise a fun travel, exploration and loss or wandering. And other people to share this time.

  • Ann
    July 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I adore it!! <3

  • Elisquared
    July 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I love how bright it is! The colors really capture your eye. I can appreciate when the models faces aren’t shown on the cover, because they I can still kind of imagine what each character looks like in my head. Additionally, the white symbology on the front overlaid on top of the photo is great; very graphic and different from some of the covers out there now.

    LOVE IT!!!

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